Pitchbook recently published a map of 97 VR/AR and mixed reality (MR) global startups that have received the most venture funding, categorised into hardware and software segments, and then by end-user. For startups that span multiple segments or have multiple end users, categorisations are based on our understanding of their primary use case or end user.
Though VR/AR technology is most commonly associated with gaming and entertainment experiences, an emerging segment focuses on integrating VR/AR tech into professional settings. With applications ranging from medical imaging projection to skilled labor training, these technologies could become invaluable to professional work ows in areas of healthcare, infrastructure, retail, and beyond.
donedeal is honoured to be announced as winner of the Game Changers Awards 2018!
Finance Monthly’s Game Changers Awards celebrate the success, innovation and strategic vision of professionals across a number of sectors, industries, and countries, identifying the most successful, innovative, and forward-thinking Game Changers in business today.
This adds to the winning streak for donedeal of being awarded the Deal Maker of the Year Award in 2017.
Pitchbook forecasted the primary trends that will shape PE in the year to come. Some of the predictions discussed in their report include:
- Because of strong corporate balance sheets and elevated dry power combined with relatively easy access to financing, buyout multiples will remain elevated;
- Secondary buyouts will continue gaining in stature supported by the complimentary needs of PE buyers and sellers;
- PE investment in software will proliferate further as fast-growing software firms can provide a much-needed source of growth for financial sponsors;
- Due to the rising competition in traditional realms of PE, niche fundraising will continue its rise.